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ITU Regional Forum for Europe on Broadband

 

ITU in collaboration with the Minister for Innovation and ICT of the Republic of Albania is organizing the Regional Forum for Europe on Broadband: A Pillar of Social and Economic Development, to be held on 6-7 September 2012 in Tirana, Republic of Albania.

This Regional Forum should provide an opportunity for high level dialogue between the stakeholders on strategies and policies directed towards broadband development in the region, while discussing the challenges and opportunities offered via high speed networks and e-services provided over the modern infrastructure, including e-learning, e-government, e-health, etc. By reviewing the most current developments related to the broadband ecosystem in the region, the Forum will explore ways to maximize the economic and social benefits. By bringing together partners from the public and private sector, the Forum should provide new ideas on how to foster demand for broadband and e-services .

It has been widely established that accelerating broadband deployment provides a constructive platform for addressing a variety of public challenges including healthcare, education, security and workforce/economic development. High-speed Internet access has developed rapidly in the last decade and is increasingly viewed as essential infrastructure for our global information economy. Demand for more bandwidth is one of the central themes driving the market, thus one of the objectives of the Forum is to explore ways to stimulate broadband demand, economic growth, and job creation.

The Forum will also facilitate discussions on possible challenges that might be addressed at the regional level and might be further elaborated within the framework of the Regional Preparatory Process of the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-14).

The program will consist of the three building blocks as follows:
• Broadband Strategies and Policies Accelerating Social and Economic Development
• Effective Regulation: A Key Enabler for Broadband Development
• Build It and Users Might Come: Why Demand Matters

General Information  

Dates: 6-7 September 2012
Participation:
Telecommunication Administrations, Regulatory Authorities, ITU Sector Members (Private Sectors, Academia), Special Guests from Europe
Location:
Tirana, Republic of Albania
Organizer: ITU in collaboration with Minister for Innovation and ICT of the Republic of Albania
Focal Points:
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For European participants: Jaroslaw Ponder, Coordinator for Europe, Vladimir Stankovic, Europe Coordination Unit, ITU
- Local Focal Point: Mr. Sidrit Malevi, Director of Digital Albania Department, Mrs. Irena Malolli, Director of Electronic and Postal Communications
 

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